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‘C’ Section

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Derek Lowe is scheduled to pitch tonight for the Dodgers. I’d been looking forward to this, because several readers reported over the weekend that Lowe was spotted in the dugout during last Saturday’s game with a captain’s “C” on his jersey. Unfortunately, nobody provided a screen grab or even specified the inning in which Lowe was visible, and I haven’t had the patience to scroll through the entire gamecast to find the appropriate shot (or the heart to ask Vince to do it), but I figured we’d all get to see the C when Lowe took the mound this evening.

The thing is, I couldn’t find anything on the web about Lowe having been named the Dodgers’ captain. So yesterday I called the team’s PR office, where a spokesperson let all the air out of the balloon: “He’s not the captain. That was just a joke that the other players played on him — they put the C on his jersey as a prank.” Too bad. This means Jason Varitek and Mike Sweeney maintain their status as MLB’s only current C-clad captains. (Derek Jeter is also a team captain, but he doesn’t wear the designatory letter.)

The reason the Lowe situation was so intriguing, of course, is that pitchers almost never serve as team captains. C-clad pitchers are rarer still, and C-clad starting pitchers rarest of all — rare, but not unprecedented. Back in 2000, the Cubs had four captains, all of whom wore C sleeve patches (a confusing protocol, since “Chicago” and “Cubs” both start with C): Sammy Sosa, Mark Grace, reliever Rick Aguilera (you can just barely make out his C here), and starting pitcher Kevin Tapani (the best shots I’ve been able to find are here and here).

So at least for a day there, Lowe was an honorary member of a very exclusive club. Maybe he’ll be a real captain someday — but first he really needs to something about his pants. That’s no way for a person of stature and responsibility to dress. Meanwhile, if anyone recalls roughly when they showed Lowe during Saturday’s game, I’ll do a screen grab to preserve the moment for posterity. (Update: Thanks to a helpful post in the comments section, I was able to locate the shot — look here.)

Uni Watch News Ticker: Nice gesture last night by the Nationals, who acknowledged the shootings at Virginia Tech by wearing Hokie caps — or, more specifically, a variety of Hokies caps (much like the assorted first responder caps that the Mets wear annually on September 11th). The Nats actually wore their regular caps in the 1st inning before coming out in the Virginia Tech lids for the top of the 2nd, because the truck with the collegiate caps got stuck in traffic (details here). Additional pics here, here, here, here, here, and here, courtesy of Jason Reddish (who asked me to mention that he has a new blog). … Daniel Kinderman and Mike Toriello both report having received the following communiqué from USA Baseball: “In this survey, we will ask you to help U.S.A. Baseball select its uniform and headwear logo design. When considering the logos presented to you, please select the one you feel would best represent Team U.S.A. when they compete in national and international team competitions such as the World Baseball Classic and the Olympics.” Four options were given: the current design (Kinderman’s choice), and then this (Toriello’s choice), this, and this. Anyone else think these logo all look like postmarks? Not a decent cap in the bunch, either (and I swear to god, if anyone posts a comment about the flag sleeve patch being “backwards,” I’m gonna just blow up the site). … South Carolina just had their spring intrasquad game, which provided a look at their new Under Armour uniforms, and holy crap do they look awful (with thanks to Ronnie Poore). … The dates that the English Premier League teams will be unveiling their new kits are here (as provided by Dominic Litten). … Yesterday’s post about neckties led Scotty Johnson to point out that early pro bowlers also wore ties (an action shot would be better, though — anyone..?). … My old ESPN.com colleague Darren Rovell has done a small rundown of cool minor league baseball logos. … Andy Head was looking at some old Seattle sports photos and came up with this early baseball shot — note the beret-like caps. Nice early football shot, too. And another ballplayer wearing a tie! … William Blevins notes that Yankees emergency starter Chase Wright was wearing Sean Henn’s glove last night. … Not only does Felix Pie have the coolest baseball name in years, but he already had midseason-caliber pine tar on his helmet yesterday, even though it was his MLB debut (good catch by Bryan Redemske). … Another ballplayer wearing sunglasses at night: Hitoshi Tamura of the Softbank Hawks (as spotted by Jeremy Brahm). … Speaking of which, there’s an explanation for Morgan Ensberg’s night shades about halfway down this page. … Quasi-uni-related item: Vikings CB Cedric Griffin was arrested after a scuffle that began when he was ejected from a nightclub for wearing droopy pants. … Maybe someone should arrest Micah Owings, too. … Several of the Rangers were still wearing the Jackie Robinson helmet decal last night. … Very nice article here about the history and evolution of baseball gloves (with thanks to Billy Duss). … The Hawks may be getting new uniforms. … Reprinted from last night’s comments: Check out this old hockey ref photo. Yeah, he’s got a tie, just like the officials whose photos I linked to yesterday, but the most interesting thing is that he’s holding a bell in his left hand, because early hockey officials used bells, not whistles. … Hey is that where the term “bells and whistles” came from?

 

202 comments to ‘C’ Section

  • MH | April 18, 2007 at 8:14 am |

    Props to the Nats for the respectful gesture.

  • Mike W. | April 18, 2007 at 8:35 am |

    This may have been posted last night, but did anyone see Willie Randolph, and then the umpires make Freddie Garcia change his glove last night before the Mets/Phillies game. It was bright red. He went into the dugout and came back with a black one. I was watching on SNY, and their announcers thought they had changed the rule about colored gloves. They thought you could wear any color as long as it wasn’t white. Does anyone know anything further?

    Also from that game, Jose Valentin was wearing glasses for some, but not all of the game.

  • DC | April 18, 2007 at 8:39 am |

    D-Lowe is far from captain material, and I highly doubt we’ll EVER see that C on his jersey legitimately. While a terrific pitcher on the field, he has zero leadership qualities and some serious character issues. (Cheating on his wife with an LA news reporter, notorious for drinking and gambling to excess…)

    Staying on the captain’s issue… does anyone know if they name captains for Olympic hoop teams, and if they have some sort of Uni-designation?

  • HTerry | April 18, 2007 at 8:55 am |

    In case anyone is confused by Paul’s comment on the flag patch, here’s an explanation of why the reverse flag on the right sleeve is correct: http://www.ushistory...

  • Tyler | April 18, 2007 at 8:56 am |

    I cant believe rovell didnt include the lansing lugnuts. They always had one of my favorite logos. Also one of the coolest mascots. he’s not the philly phanatic though

  • Mark in Shiga | April 18, 2007 at 8:56 am |

    Looking at the new Premier League number font guidelines here, and while I’m absolutely against the idea of a league forcing every team to use the same font, it at least looks better than what they had last season.

    In particular, I like the proportions: giant 253-millimeter* numbers, yet the names are small and unobtrusive at 53 mm, or only about one-fifth as big as the numbers. Massive surname lettering can spill right off the jersey and look quite ugly.

    I wish the league would let the teams show some originality. Baseball has already forced all the teams to use the same manufacturer — next thing you know, Bud Selig will be implementing something like this in baseball and eliminating the venerable Cubs and Red Sox fonts!

    * – Why 253? Why not a nice round 250, or 254 (which is exactly 12 inches)? Was it some kind of compromise between the metric faction and the English faction? “OK, then, we’ll use a number that isn’t round for anyone!”

  • Chris Doran | April 18, 2007 at 8:58 am |

    Uni number tribute I didn’t think I saw yesterday:

    Jaromir Jagr wears 68 for the year of the Spring Rebellion in Czechoslovakia.

  • harry | April 18, 2007 at 9:06 am |

    and C-clad starting pitchers rarest of all — rare, but not unprecedented

    Maybe someone can help with this but I seem to remember a 1971 baseball card or mini book that came with the cards that said Dick Bosman, a starting pitcher, was the captain of the Washington Senators.

  • Brandon | April 18, 2007 at 9:06 am |

    Too bad the Swing of the Quad Cities have the ugliest uniforms of all time

    Road uniform

    Caps

  • Michael Churchill | April 18, 2007 at 9:08 am |

    [quote comment=”72003″]* – Why 253? Why not a nice round 250, or 254 (which is exactly 12 inches)?[/quote]

    Exactly 10 inches!

  • dilbert719 | April 18, 2007 at 9:12 am |

    [quote comment=”71995″]This may have been posted last night, but did anyone see Willie Randolph, and then the umpires make Freddie Garcia change his glove last night before the Mets/Phillies game. It was bright red. He went into the dugout and came back with a black one. I was watching on SNY, and their announcers thought they had changed the rule about colored gloves. They thought you could wear any color as long as it wasn’t white. Does anyone know anything further?

    Also from that game, Jose Valentin was wearing glasses for some, but not all of the game.[/quote]

    Didn’t see the game (living in Washington and rooting for Philadelphia is about 27 kinds of pain in the arse) but the explanation was in some of the game writeups. Garcia’s glove was actually red and black, and you aren’t permitted a two-tone glove. Had it been all red, or all black (as the substitute was) then he’d have had no issue.

    On the subject of the Nationals wearing the VT hats: absolutely fantastic. That was one of the classier things I’ve heard of a team doing to show support for anything.

  • junkland | April 18, 2007 at 9:20 am |

    The shot of Derek Lowe with the “C” on the chest was during the start of the 1st inning during Saturday’s telecast on FSN Prime Ticket.

  • El Rey | April 18, 2007 at 9:20 am |

    I have heard another reason for the reverse flag. On the side of things in motion(vehicles, planes, or on sleeves) the flag is supposed to look like it is affected by the wind. So, on a person moving forward, the flag on the right sleeve should be reversed.

  • Cathy | April 18, 2007 at 9:21 am |

    Nationals’ Ryan Church is a UVA Grad. He was quoting as saying it was an honor to wear the VT hat and that it shows you how insignificant in state sport rivals really are. Kudos to him.

  • Michael Churchill | April 18, 2007 at 9:22 am |

    [quote comment=”72001″]In case anyone is confused by Paul’s comment on the flag patch, here’s an explanation of why the reverse flag on the right sleeve is correct:

    http://www.ushistory...

    From the link,

    “To wear our country’s flag properly, the field of stars should be worn closest to your heart.”

    I thought it was to indicate forward motion, which is why the flag is always painted “backwards” on the right side of airplanes and spaceships.

  • mg12 | April 18, 2007 at 9:23 am |

    Felix Pie also seems to be a member of the “back pocket inside-out club” as well.

    http://us.i1.yimg.co...

  • Mark in Shiga | April 18, 2007 at 9:23 am |

    [quote comment=”72010″][quote comment=”72003″]* – Why 253? Why not a nice round 250, or 254 (which is exactly 12 inches)?[/quote]

    Exactly 10 inches![/quote]

    Whoops; you’re right! (Well, I knew it was some kind of roud number! ^^;) Twelve-inch numbers on soccer players would be immense.

  • Chris | April 18, 2007 at 9:26 am |

    Great job by the Nat’s but I wonder if the NFL would ever let a team do the same with thier helmets? (I know it’s a little different sizing of helemets and such) This is a league that wouldn’t let a Colt where black hightops when Unitas died

  • Beefalo | April 18, 2007 at 9:29 am |

    [quote comment=”72016″]Nationals’ Ryan Church is a UVA Grad. He was quoting as saying it was an honor to wear the VT hat and that it shows you how insignificant in state sport rivals really are. Kudos to him.[/quote]

    Cathy,

    I agree with you that it deserves kudos, but Ryan Zimmerman is the former UVA player. Ryan Church went to Nevada.

    As a Virginian who has been hurting since Monday, it did my heart good to see the Nats and MLB do that last night.

  • El Rey | April 18, 2007 at 9:29 am |

    Here is the section of the U.S. Flag Code that talks about the display of the flag on the sleeve. Here is the link.

    §176. Respect for flag

    (j) No part of the flag should ever be used as a costume or athletic uniform. However, a flag patch may be affixed to the uniform of military personnel, firemen, policemen, and members of patriotic organizations. The flag represents a living country and is itself considered a living thing. Therefore, the lapel flag pin being a replica, should be worn on the left lapel near the heart.

  • ScottyJ in WV | April 18, 2007 at 9:32 am |

    [quote comment=”72009″]Too bad the Swing of the Quad Cities have the ugliest uniforms of all time

    Road uniform

    Caps
    [/quote]

    The unis may be ugly, but I think the caps are pretty sweet. The saxaphone logo is unique and nicely done.

  • Seth H | April 18, 2007 at 9:33 am |

    At last night’s Rangers/Thrashers game, I noticed that Greg deVries’ name appears on his sweater with the “DE” in smaller font, but in capital letters. You can just make it out here: http://fantasyhockey... and here: http://images.google... (you need to scroll down a little on this one).

    This is interesting in and of itself. However, it is especially interesting when you compare it to the name on his sweater when he was with the Avalanche: http://web.dailycame...
    As you can see, with the ‘lanche the “de” was in lower case letters. This happens to be the way his name appears on the Thrashers’ roster.

  • Joe | April 18, 2007 at 9:34 am |

    Maybe I’m an Under Armour apologist because I’m in Baltimore (and a Terp), but I don’t think the USC unis are that bad. I think they are superior to the wrap around bib look Nike has been parading around…and I’m sure during cold games their sleeves will be the same color too!

    USA unis – Why does the shirt say the full “USA” and the hat just the “US?” Pick one and go with it! I like “USA” on the jersey and maybe a nice graphic only flag style logo for the hat.

  • tessa | April 18, 2007 at 9:34 am |

    Ready for your boring fact of the day, as brought to you by tessa? :P

    “Bells and whistles” actually comes to us from pipe organs. The more expensive your pipe organ, the more “toys” it has, including bells and whistles. You can see the “bells and whistles” (and drums and such) part of one expensive pipe organ here.

  • El Rey | April 18, 2007 at 9:35 am |

    Sorry! I didn’t read the whole thing. I got the info from another source and assumed it was the same. Here is what I was looking at on Wikipedia.

  • Paul Lukas | April 18, 2007 at 9:35 am |

    [quote comment=”72014″]The shot of Derek Lowe with the “C” on the chest was during the start of the 1st inning during Saturday’s telecast on FSN Prime Ticket.[/quote]

    Sure enough. Thanks!

  • RCM | April 18, 2007 at 9:37 am |

    Props to the Nats for wearing the VT hats. I was surprised to see such a variety of hats, but no matter… the thought is what counts.

    The USA baseball unis are all awful. Why don’t they simply do a baseball script United States across the front (script with tail end underlining words, similar to the Dodgers unis or the Canseco era Texas Rangers)

  • El Rey | April 18, 2007 at 9:39 am |

    USA Baseball should go with something simple like USA Basketball has finally done.

  • Jonathon | April 18, 2007 at 9:39 am |

    I was at the Braves/Nats game last night. I really thought the Braves might protest some of the V-Tech hats. A couple of their releivers, Ryan Wagner and Jesus Colome, wore the hats with a bright orange front. I thought the Braves might consider that a bit too distracting for a pitcher to wear, and ask them to wear an all-maroon hat.

    http://d.yimg.com/us...

  • Jonathon | April 18, 2007 at 9:44 am |

    [quote comment=”72016″]Nationals’ Ryan Church is a UVA Grad. He was quoting as saying it was an honor to wear the VT hat and that it shows you how insignificant in state sport rivals really are. Kudos to him.[/quote]

    I think Ryan Zimmerman is the UVA grad, not Church.

  • Jonathon | April 18, 2007 at 9:45 am |

    Ryan Church went to Nevada

  • al | April 18, 2007 at 9:46 am |

    Shawn Green’s superscript “Y” reappeared yesterday.

  • Joey Guns | April 18, 2007 at 9:47 am |

    [quote comment=”72038″]USA Baseball should go with something simple like USA Basketball has finally done.[/quote]

    What he said. Even something like the 1984 baseball jerseys looks better than the 4 choices.

    http://www.itsalread...

    El Rey, patiently waiting for post #42 again today???

  • Jonathon | April 18, 2007 at 9:53 am |

    USA baseball should go old school, and design a classic uniform for the team. We invented the game, after all. I’ve always been a big fan of Stanford’s unis, and I think a simple “United States” across the front, with an interlocking “USA” cap would be great.

    http://www.photoshel...

  • Jason | April 18, 2007 at 9:56 am |

    Regarding the USA Baseball unis. I like the current jersey, and in fact bought one during the WBC last year. The caps are awful, though. They should either come up with a logo of some sort that doesn’t include any letters, or find a way to superimpose the letters onto each other, like the middle one on this page. I’ve never been a fan of long, horizontal lettering on caps.

  • Paul Lukas | April 18, 2007 at 9:56 am |

    [quote comment=”72045″]Shawn Green’s superscript “Y” reappeared yesterday.[/quote]

    Incredible. But true.

  • Jesse | April 18, 2007 at 10:02 am |

    [quote comment=”72042″][quote comment=”72016″]Nationals’ Ryan Church is a UVA Grad. He was quoting as saying it was an honor to wear the VT hat and that it shows you how insignificant in state sport rivals really are. Kudos to him.[/quote]

    I think Ryan Zimmerman is the UVA grad, not Church.[/quote]

    And, as a tangent, Zimmerman used his college days to experiment with socks up and down

  • El Rey | April 18, 2007 at 10:06 am |

    A simple USA like this would be fine. Oops! I meant this.

    Joey, no waiting today. I got the post out of my system.

  • Joey Guns | April 18, 2007 at 10:12 am |

    William Blevins notes that Yankees emergency starter Chase Wright was wearing Sean Henn’s glove last night. …

    I heard they’re good friends, and they played against each other in high school. I’m still not sure why he did it though…….

  • Joey Guns | April 18, 2007 at 10:13 am |

    [quote comment=”72054″]A simple USA like this would be fine. Oops! I meant this.

    Joey, no waiting today. I got the post out of my system.[/quote]

    Ahhh, I love Jennie Finch and Natalie Gulbis pics, and posters on this site seem to always provide me with both……

  • Beantown | April 18, 2007 at 10:14 am |

    [quote comment=”72031″]Maybe I’m an Under Armour apologist because I’m in Baltimore (and a Terp), but I don’t think the USC unis are that bad. I think they are superior to the wrap around bib look Nike has been parading around…and I’m sure during cold games their sleeves will be the same color too!

    USA unis – Why does the shirt say the full “USA” and the hat just the “US?” Pick one and go with it! I like “USA” on the jersey and maybe a nice graphic only flag style logo for the hat.[/quote]

    I’m with you. Not my favorite uniforms, but not as bad as advertised.

  • Rich | April 18, 2007 at 10:16 am |

    Paul,the USA sleeve patch is backward–
    kidding! KIDDING!

  • Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem | April 18, 2007 at 10:18 am |

    Here’s an interesting article from the Buffalo News on the Bud beer bottles that was brought up a few days ago.

  • Benjamin | April 18, 2007 at 10:18 am |

    I’m not too ceratin, but from the looks as if Hitoshi Tamura is wearing some of Oakley’s High Definition Optics Lenses, which are for low to flat light. I would imagine that stadium lights would fall into this catergory of lighting.

  • Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem | April 18, 2007 at 10:20 am |

    whoops, my bad.
    http://www.buffalone...

  • todd krevanchi | April 18, 2007 at 10:24 am |

    [quote comment=”72060″][quote comment=”72054″]A simple USA like this would be fine. Oops! I meant this.

    Joey, no waiting today. I got the post out of my system.[/quote]

    Ahhh, I love Jennie Finch and Natalie Gulbis pics, and posters on this site seem to always provide me with both……[/quote]

    can i get a sue bird?

  • Joey Guns | April 18, 2007 at 10:25 am |

    [quote comment=”72066″]whoops, my bad.
    http://www.buffalone...

    And the Ebay hounds go nuts…..

    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    Bud should try doing this for all sports teams (depending on what licenses they can get)

  • Timmy D | April 18, 2007 at 10:46 am |

    A link from the end of the Atlantic Hawks uni article about the change of Raptors unis from purple to red and the karmic implications.

    Plus Paul Konerko is another Un-“C”-clad captain in the majors.

    Oh…and why are those flags backwards?? hahaha

  • Kenny | April 18, 2007 at 10:48 am |

    [quote comment=”72068″][quote comment=”72060″][quote comment=”72054″]A simple USA like this would be fine. Oops! I meant this.

    Joey, no waiting today. I got the post out of my system.[/quote]

    Ahhh, I love Jennie Finch and Natalie Gulbis pics, and posters on this site seem to always provide me with both……[/quote]

    can i get a sue bird?[/quote]

    ask and you shall receive

  • Brian from Ohio | April 18, 2007 at 10:48 am |

    If I understand things correctly, isn’t the flag on the Stanford jersey backwards?

  • Brian from Ohio | April 18, 2007 at 10:51 am |

    Here is a better look. Now, I’m sometimes an idiot, but I’m pretty sure Stanford has is wrong.

  • bj in gainesville | April 18, 2007 at 10:55 am |

    [quote comment=”72027″]Here is the section of the U.S. Flag Code that talks about the display of the flag on the sleeve. Here is the link.

    §176. Respect for flag

    (j) No part of the flag should ever be used as a costume or athletic uniform. However, a flag patch may be affixed to the uniform of military personnel, firemen, policemen, and members of patriotic organizations. The flag represents a living country and is itself considered a living thing. Therefore, the lapel flag pin being a replica, should be worn on the left lapel near the heart.[/quote]

    Doesn’t that refer to actually using the physical flag as a fabric/material? And wouldn’t the American National Team for the National Past-time be a “patriotic organization?”

    I think the second option is the best choice, just because the font reminds me of the US military (to fit the charging flag). If we’re using the uniforms to defend our nation’s sport, it makes sense.

  • jponsetto | April 18, 2007 at 10:55 am |

    The only time the Atlanta Hawks get any press is when they change their unis. They should change them every month. What a sorry ass franchise. NBA tries to turn this thing around every three years but the boat always sinks… I’m thinkin’ the new Clippers here.

  • Pat(Chicago) | April 18, 2007 at 10:57 am |

    I can understand the Hawks thinking it’s time for a new jersey, though I think there current is fine, but why would they go from red/yellow to red/white/blue?!? I hate teams changing their colors, especially from something unique to something ho-hum.

  • Ethan | April 18, 2007 at 11:03 am |

    The Sabres Bud bottles are great and all, but in Buffalo, everybody knows it’s Miller Time.

  • El Rey | April 18, 2007 at 11:07 am |

    Yes, Stanford has the flag wrong.

  • Anthony Verna | April 18, 2007 at 11:07 am |

    Teebz, when you read this, can you explain some of the duties of the captain (and assistants) in hockey? I know goalies can’t wear the C or A anymore because they would have to leave their crease to speak to refs, which they’re not allowed to do. What else do captains do?

  • Anthony Verna | April 18, 2007 at 11:08 am |

    [quote comment=”72085″]The Sabres Bud bottles are great and all, but in Buffalo, everybody knows it’s Miller Time.[/quote]

    I got my Phillies Bud bottle this weekend. (It did mean, however, I had to drink the contents as I was with my little cousin at Saturday’s game.)

  • Ken | April 18, 2007 at 11:08 am |

    [quote comment=”72031″]Maybe I’m an Under Armour apologist because I’m in Baltimore (and a Terp), but I don’t think the USC unis are that bad. I think they are superior to the wrap around bib look Nike has been parading around…and I’m sure during cold games their sleeves will be the same color too!

    USA unis – Why does the shirt say the full “USA” and the hat just the “US?” Pick one and go with it! I like “USA” on the jersey and maybe a nice graphic only flag style logo for the hat.[/quote]

    I agree with you Joe, I don’t think they’re as bad as the mock-ups looked. I actually think the black unis are okay. That doesn’t mean I don’t like the old unis better. I just hope they don’t do the black on black though. I think white helmet and a blacked out look is very displeasing to the eye. An example would be Louisville.

  • Ken | April 18, 2007 at 11:15 am |

    Sorry if this was already posted, but here are little more details about the South Carolina Under Armour deal here I found it interesting that this is a football only deal. For such a big school I would think under armour would attempt to outfit some of the other sports. I mean I know their are programs out there similar to this, but none the less I still found it interesting.

  • Kim | April 18, 2007 at 11:22 am |

    [quote comment=”72088″]Teebz, when you read this, can you explain some of the duties of the captain (and assistants) in hockey? I know goalies can’t wear the C or A anymore because they would have to leave their crease to speak to refs, which they’re not allowed to do. What else do captains do?[/quote]

    I’m not Teebz, but I can explain some.

    The Captain also is the spokesperson for the players to the coach, they tend to be the intermediary between the coaches and players. In hockey it truly is a leadership role every day, not just for game days, but for practices, and off days as well.

  • Joe | April 18, 2007 at 11:23 am |

    [quote comment=”72002″]I cant believe rovell didnt include the lansing lugnuts. They always had one of my favorite logos. Also one of the coolest mascots. he’s not the philly phanatic though[/quote]

    The only problem is the logo has a bolt, not a lugnut.

  • Joe | April 18, 2007 at 11:25 am |

    [quote comment=”72003″]Looking at the new Premier League number font guidelines here, and while I’m absolutely against the idea of a league forcing every team to use the same font, it at least looks better than what they had last season.

    In particular, I like the proportions: giant 253-millimeter* numbers, yet the names are small and unobtrusive at 53 mm, or only about one-fifth as big as the numbers. Massive surname lettering can spill right off the jersey and look quite ugly.

    I wish the league would let the teams show some originality. Baseball has already forced all the teams to use the same manufacturer — next thing you know, Bud Selig will be implementing something like this in baseball and eliminating the venerable Cubs and Red Sox fonts!

    * – Why 253? Why not a nice round 250, or 254 (which is exactly 12 inches)? Was it some kind of compromise between the metric faction and the English faction? “OK, then, we’ll use a number that isn’t round for anyone!”[/quote]

    254mm would be 10 inches not 12. 1 inch =25.4mm

  • Ben | April 18, 2007 at 11:28 am |

    Former Virginia Tech Hokie and current Los Angeles Angels pitcher Joe Saunders is planning his own tribute in the fallen students honor when he takes the mound Friday according to this article.

    “You can’t do anything on your uniform,” Saunders said. “I was going to do a black VT on my hat. I’ll put a black VT on my cleats, write Virginia Tech [with his cleats] on the back of the mound.”

    Saunders is the only Hokie currently playing in the bigs according to Baseball-Reference.com

  • Jamie | April 18, 2007 at 11:30 am |

    No mention of Jose Valentin’s goggles? He removed them mid-game anyway…

  • Matt from L.A. | April 18, 2007 at 12:00 pm |

    There is another photo of Derek Lowe with the “C” on the Dodgers Website. About mid page, open the photo gallery and it is in the April 14 gallery. Sadly I could not link straight to it. Randy Wolf seems to be getting a laugh out of it though.

  • Jason | April 18, 2007 at 12:06 pm |

    Here’s the story behind the Nationals and their Hokie hats.

  • Adam | April 18, 2007 at 12:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”72074″]
    Plus Paul Konerko is another Un-“C”-clad captain in the majors.
    [/quote]

    There was a lot of debate before last season about if he’d wear the “C” or not. He didn’t want to, but Ozzie Guillen did want him to, and I think he said he’d go along with it, but then the season started and no “C”. I’m not sure if the story behind that ever came out.

  • j-dub | April 18, 2007 at 12:11 pm |

    Kevin Gregg of the Marlins was wearing sunglasses on his hat when he came out of the bullpen last night, and then proceeded to pitch with them on (in the normal, eye covering, position). This was in the first inning after Sergio Mitre had to leave the game… the announcers commented that they thought he had forgotten the glasses were on his had as the roof in Arizona had recently been closed.

  • Rick | April 18, 2007 at 12:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”72080″][quote comment=”72027″]Here is the section of the U.S. Flag Code that talks about the display of the flag on the sleeve. Here is the link.

    §176. Respect for flag

    (j) No part of the flag should ever be used as a costume or athletic uniform. However, a flag patch may be affixed to the uniform of military personnel, firemen, policemen, and members of patriotic organizations. The flag represents a living country and is itself considered a living thing. Therefore, the lapel flag pin being a replica, should be worn on the left lapel near the heart.[/quote]

    Doesn’t that refer to actually using the physical flag as a fabric/material? And wouldn’t the American National Team for the National Past-time be a “patriotic organization?”

    I think the second option is the best choice, just because the font reminds me of the US military (to fit the charging flag). If we’re using the uniforms to defend our nation’s sport, it makes sense.[/quote]

    This brings up an interesting thing that honestly kind of bothers me, and that is teams putting the flag on their uniforms in general. The flag has no place on the uniform of a professional or college sports club. I say that from the standpoint that it’s just plain disrespectful to put a flag on a uniform that is designed to get dirty and often ends up on the ground. I seriously cringe every time i see a team with stickers or patches representing the flag on a holiday. Just my $.02…

  • dw438 | April 18, 2007 at 12:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”72066″]whoops, my bad.
    http://www.buffalone...
    Yep, the Sabres saw a lot of Bud bottles last Monday night … on account of some idiot Fishsticks fans.
    FYI nice shot of the hockey official with the bell … exhume that guy and he would have done a better job at the Islanders game.

  • Jonathon | April 18, 2007 at 12:23 pm |

    from the Washington Post:

    Outfielder Chris Snelling donated his hat to the Baseball Hall of Fame, where it will go on display alongside the caps used by the Yankees and Mets after 9/11. At least six other game-worn caps were signed by players and will be sent to the Virginia Tech athletic department.

    Zimmerman signed his hat with a simple message: “God Bless! From the Nats and Cavaliers!”

  • Paul Lukas | April 18, 2007 at 12:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”72113″]There is another photo of Derek Lowe with the “C” on the Dodgers Website. About mid page, open the photo gallery and it is in the April 14 gallery. Sadly I could not link straight to it. Randy Wolf seems to be getting a laugh out of it though.[/quote]

    Here it is. The caption refers to him as “Captain Derek Lowe,” but, as noted in today’s entry, a team spokesperson confirmed to me that he is NOT the team captain.

  • My Name is Not Earl | April 18, 2007 at 12:37 pm |

    But if I remember correctly, the guy who was QB for the Ravens at the time (whose name escapes me, but I think he also played at Louisville, where Unitas went to college) wore a pair of “illegal” black high tops in the first game played after Unitas died.

    You also may remember the NFL shutting down Marshall Faulk’s request to wear #34 the weekend after Walter Payton died.

  • My Name is Not Earl | April 18, 2007 at 12:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”72127″]But if I remember correctly, the guy who was QB for the Ravens at the time (whose name escapes me, but I think he also played at Louisville, where Unitas went to college) wore a pair of “illegal” black high tops in the first game played after Unitas died.

    [/quote]
    They were illegal insofar as the league didn’t give him permission to wear them, but he did so anyway, and the refs didn’t make him take the shoes off.

  • Ryan Dempsey | April 18, 2007 at 12:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”72126″][quote comment=”72113″]There is another photo of Derek Lowe with the “C” on the Dodgers Website. About mid page, open the photo gallery and it is in the April 14 gallery. Sadly I could not link straight to it. Randy Wolf seems to be getting a laugh out of it though.[/quote]

    Here it is. The caption refers to him as “Captain Derek Lowe,” but, as noted in today’s entry, a team spokesperson confirmed to me that he is NOT the team captain.[/quote]

    This is the same team that “made” their own spring training hats…

    I have money on the Dodgers to have the first “hot-foot” of the season…pranksters!

  • CV | April 18, 2007 at 12:40 pm |

    I don’t think the South Carolina unis are that bad at all. I like the White helmet/jersey black pants one the best.

  • My Name is Not Earl | April 18, 2007 at 12:55 pm |

    Chris Redman wore the black shoes in a 25-0 home loss against the Buccaneers, who went on to win the Super Bowl that year. The game was noteworthy in that the Bucs wore the rarely seen red jersey-white pants combo. All kinds of photos out there of Redman getting sacked, but they all cut off just above the shoes.

  • patrick | April 18, 2007 at 12:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”72105″]No mention of Jose Valentin’s goggles? He removed them mid-game anyway…[/quote]

    Jamie,
    I was scrolling through to make sure I didn’t repeat the comment. I’ve noticed hes been wearign these in all the games ive seen (night games since I work) this year, but I hadn’t seem them last year at all. I assumed he just got tired of wearing contacts… anyone else know?

  • Matthew S. | April 18, 2007 at 1:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”72118″]Kevin Gregg of the Marlins was wearing sunglasses on his hat when he came out of the bullpen last night, and then proceeded to pitch with them on (in the normal, eye covering, position). This was in the first inning after Sergio Mitre had to leave the game… the announcers commented that they thought he had forgotten the glasses were on his had as the roof in Arizona had recently been closed.[/quote]

    The Marlins were in Houston, the stadium roof that closed was Minute Maid Park.

  • Matthew S. | April 18, 2007 at 1:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”72029″][quote comment=”72009″]Too bad the Swing of the Quad Cities have the ugliest uniforms of all time

    Road uniform

    Caps
    [/quote]

    The unis may be ugly, but I think the caps are pretty sweet. The saxaphone logo is unique and nicely done.[/quote]

    I still prefer when Quad Cities was known as the River Bandits and had one of the best logos in minor league baseball: http://www.logoserve...

    Right up there with the Chattanooga Lookouts: http://mlb.imageg.ne...

  • jared | April 18, 2007 at 1:24 pm |

    There is another shot of Lowe and his “c” on the dodgers website, in their photo gallery for 4/14. Can’t link it otherwise I would.

  • PAULtergeist | April 18, 2007 at 1:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”72100″][quote comment=”72002″]I cant believe rovell didnt include the lansing lugnuts. They always had one of my favorite logos. Also one of the coolest mascots. he’s not the philly phanatic though[/quote]

    The only problem is the logo has a bolt, not a lugnut.[/quote]

    Those of us who are “Representing the Deutschland” know that all Lugnuts are not “nuts”…The “bolts” that you refer to are very near in appearance to the lugs that Volkswagens require…not sure about any other vehicles.

  • tommy | April 18, 2007 at 1:36 pm |

    Pretty sure that the old school hockey official is actually a goal judge. Way back when, they were positioned on the ice behind the goal. They would ring the bell instead of turning on the red light.

  • Ben K. | April 18, 2007 at 1:44 pm |

    Since when do we consider Derek Lowe to be “a person of stature and responsibility”? I’m sure his ex-wife would disagree.

  • timmy b | April 18, 2007 at 1:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”72149″]Pretty sure that the old school hockey official is actually a goal judge. Way back when, they were positioned on the ice behind the goal. They would ring the bell instead of turning on the red light.[/quote]

    actually that official is none other than long time (1947-1977) nhl president clarence campbell in his days as a youthful referee.

    tb

  • mg12 | April 18, 2007 at 2:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”72092″]Sorry if this was already posted, but here are little more details about the South Carolina Under Armour deal here I found it interesting that this is a football only deal. For such a big school I would think under armour would attempt to outfit some of the other sports. I mean I know their are programs out there similar to this, but none the less I still found it interesting.[/quote]

    This seems to be a similar story with Texas Tech. Their football team wears UnderArmor while their basketball team wears Adidas.

    Is this the case with other UnderArmor football schools? I thought that Auburn wore UnderArmor for both sports.

  • Jerico | April 18, 2007 at 2:31 pm |

    Maryland wears Nike for basketball while wearing UA for football.

  • Dave from Jersey | April 18, 2007 at 2:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”72050″]Regarding the USA Baseball unis. I like the current jersey, and in fact bought one during the WBC last year. The caps are awful, though. They should either come up with a logo of some sort that doesn’t include any letters, or find a way to superimpose the letters onto each other, like the middle one on this page. I’ve never been a fan of long, horizontal lettering on caps.[/quote]

    Something like a star with USA and some stripes in it would be cool. Somone make a little design and we’ll see how it looks.

  • patrick | April 18, 2007 at 2:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”72162″]Maryland wears Nike for basketball while wearing UA for football.[/quote]

    Could it be that Under Armour is, for the time being, not interested in anything other than football. if you think about it, they don’t produce anything that would be wearable for basketball. Clearly cotton undershirts are preferred to the synthetic ones under armour produces. Additionally, all of their advertising, to my knowledge is geared towards football. Click Clack Click Clack. Under Armour is still a relatviely small company (not in popularity), and theyre known as the ‘tough as nails” company, so football WOULD be the best place to start.

  • Ken | April 18, 2007 at 2:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”72159″][quote comment=”72092″]Sorry if this was already posted, but here are little more details about the South Carolina Under Armour deal here I found it interesting that this is a football only deal. For such a big school I would think under armour would attempt to outfit some of the other sports. I mean I know their are programs out there similar to this, but none the less I still found it interesting.[/quote]

    This seems to be a similar story with Texas Tech. Their football team wears UnderArmor while their basketball team wears Adidas.

    Is this the case with other UnderArmor football schools? I thought that Auburn wore UnderArmor for both sports.[/quote]

    Yeah it seems to be the case. South Carolina basketball wears Nike. I actually can’t tell what Auburn wears. It doesn’t look like a big name brand such as Nike, Adidas, or Reebok. If it were a big name brand I know I would see a logo creep. Anyone have solid evidence? I think this phenomenon might be due to UA growing as a uni brand. I’m sure we’ll seem them pop up at some school soon. They’re aleady invading baseball. I can’t actually remember if their is a basketball team with UA gear. Anyone know?

  • Patrick | April 18, 2007 at 2:52 pm |

    I have to be one of the few people alive that liked those late-90’s Atlanta Hawks jerseys. I’d love to get a Christian Laettner home jersey from that era.

  • Ken | April 18, 2007 at 2:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”72186″][quote comment=”72162″]Maryland wears Nike for basketball while wearing UA for football.[/quote]

    Could it be that Under Armour is, for the time being, not interested in anything other than football. if you think about it, they don’t produce anything that would be wearable for basketball. Clearly cotton undershirts are preferred to the synthetic ones under armour produces. Additionally, all of their advertising, to my knowledge is geared towards football. Click Clack Click Clack. Under Armour is still a relatviely small company (not in popularity), and theyre known as the ‘tough as nails” company, so football WOULD be the best place to start.[/quote]

    That totally makes sense. I tend to agree with you. On the flip side with Nike inventing the more form fit basketball jersey that Syracuse, Ohio State and Florida wear could UA maybe look to develop basketball gear along those guidelines. I mean I know I’ve seen guys wearing sweat gear under their jerseys in basketball so it would make sense that UA could look to try basketball…maybe ‘Swish-swish?’

  • Ian K | April 18, 2007 at 3:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”72186″][quote comment=”72162″]Maryland wears Nike for basketball while wearing UA for football.[/quote]

    Could it be that Under Armour is, for the time being, not interested in anything other than football. if you think about it, they don’t produce anything that would be wearable for basketball. Clearly cotton undershirts are preferred to the synthetic ones under armour produces. Additionally, all of their advertising, to my knowledge is geared towards football. Click Clack Click Clack. Under Armour is still a relatviely small company (not in popularity), and theyre known as the ‘tough as nails” company, so football WOULD be the best place to start.[/quote]

    What about baseball? MLB players are wearing Under Armour batting gloves and spikes this year. I checked the Maryland baseball site, and I can’t tell what the sponsor is on the uniform sleeve. Looks sort of like the Majestic logo, or Adidas or something more pyramid-like. It definitely isn’t the UA logo.

  • Josh | April 18, 2007 at 3:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”72088″]Teebz, when you read this, can you explain some of the duties of the captain (and assistants) in hockey? I know goalies can’t wear the C or A anymore because they would have to leave their crease to speak to refs, which they’re not allowed to do. What else do captains do?[/quote]

    I’m not Teebz, but I can help…
    Per the NHL rulebook:
    – Only the captain may discuss any point related to interpretation of the rules.
    – Officially, only the captain can request a stick measurement of an opposing player
    – When two players on the same team have minor penalties that end at the same time, the captain designates who should return first (including who should return if a goal is scored)
    – Officially, the captain lets the ref know which player will sit for a bench minor, goaltender penalty, or penalty assessed to an ejected player
    – The captain lets the refs know who will take a penalty shot, if awarded but where a particular player was not fouled (i.e. defenseman closes hand on puck in the crease)
    – The captain is also the primary person to whom any issues from the refs should be addressed, though it is customary for them to skate over to the bench and talk to the coach directly (as many refs do nowadays)
    – Captain also acts as players’ representative in bringing up issues/concerns to the coach/GM.

    I think that about covers it ;)

  • Minna H. | April 18, 2007 at 3:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”72066″]whoops, my bad.
    http://www.buffalone...

    Don’t post that without a warning! I almost spit my coffee out.

    I gotta agree with Paul that the baseball logos look like stamps. Come on, spice it up a little!

    I disagree, however, about the South Carolina unis. Throw me in the ‘they’re not so bad’ camp.

    Brandon, I don’t think the Swing jerseys are the worst in history; the most boring, perhaps, but not the worst.

    Oh, and, since we’re making requests, how about a little Troy P. or Ed H. for me?

  • Minna H. | April 18, 2007 at 3:22 pm |

    As for Captains who are starting pitchers, my choice would be this guy. Can’t go wrong with him, on or off the field.

  • hot rodd | April 18, 2007 at 3:24 pm |

    maybe i am incorrect, but i seem to remember baseball being voted out of the olympics?
    So why would team USA ask for Olympic uni design preferences?
    (I understand they need them for other games such as WBC, its the actual reference to the olympics that makes me scratch my head)

  • jones | April 18, 2007 at 3:24 pm |

    last night i was watching sportscenter, and it showed a shot of the D’Backs second basemen making a Top 10 play, and they had on the brick red alt’s. When I first saw it I thought that it was the Astro’s and i was kind of excited to see that they actually made a good play. I remember Paul saying the D’Bags copied the Astros but now I completely agree. Why did they choose the same colors?

  • Ken | April 18, 2007 at 3:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”72202″][quote comment=”72186″][quote comment=”72162″]Maryland wears Nike for basketball while wearing UA for football.[/quote]

    Could it be that Under Armour is, for the time being, not interested in anything other than football. if you think about it, they don’t produce anything that would be wearable for basketball. Clearly cotton undershirts are preferred to the synthetic ones under armour produces. Additionally, all of their advertising, to my knowledge is geared towards football. Click Clack Click Clack. Under Armour is still a relatviely small company (not in popularity), and theyre known as the ‘tough as nails” company, so football WOULD be the best place to start.[/quote]

    What about baseball? MLB players are wearing Under Armour batting gloves and spikes this year. I checked the Maryland baseball site, and I can’t tell what the sponsor is on the uniform sleeve. Looks sort of like the Majestic logo, or Adidas or something more pyramid-like. It definitely isn’t the UA logo.[/quote]

    Yeah so far it seems like football is the only sport that is sponsored or should I say equiped with UA unis. Baseball looks like it’s on it’s way though. The ‘click-clack’ advertising obviously still works. I think very soon both basketball and baseball UA unis will make it to the college ranks.

  • Minna H. | April 18, 2007 at 3:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”72210″]maybe i am incorrect, but i seem to remember baseball being voted out of the olympics?
    So why would team USA ask for Olympic uni design preferences?
    (I understand they need them for other games such as WBC, its the actual reference to the olympics that makes me scratch my head)[/quote]

    Softball was voted out, but I’m not sure about baseball. If it was, maybe they’re being optimistic?

  • Minna H. | April 18, 2007 at 3:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”72210″]maybe i am incorrect, but i seem to remember baseball being voted out of the olympics?
    So why would team USA ask for Olympic uni design preferences?
    (I understand they need them for other games such as WBC, its the actual reference to the olympics that makes me scratch my head)[/quote]

    I should have looked it up first. Softball and baseball were voted out of the 2012 Olympics, but not the 2008, so I guess US Baseball is asking for the 2008 Olympics.

  • J. Deaton | April 18, 2007 at 3:36 pm |

    Davey Concepcion of the Reds wore the “C” on his jersey. It was placed on the left sleeve, and on another on the left chest.

    http://spln.imageg.n... (upper left corner card)
    http://www.mercadoli...
    http://mlb.imageg.ne...

    I can’t believe that MLB.com spelled Cincinnati wrong by spelling it Cincinatti. You would have thought that since they have been around so long, they could get it right.

  • dn393 | April 18, 2007 at 3:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”72059″]William Blevins notes that Yankees emergency starter Chase Wright was wearing Sean Henn’s glove last night. …

    I heard they’re good friends, and they played against each other in high school.

    I’m still not sure why he did it though…….[/quote]

    Chase Wright was an emergency callup from the Yankees AA club, the Trenton (NJ) Thunder. The last pitcher to make the jump from Trenton to the Yankees was none other than…..Sean Henn.

  • drew | April 18, 2007 at 3:38 pm |

    I am an Auburn student, and we wear Under Armour in every sport. our basketball team wears under armour uniforms and AND1 sneakers, our women’s hoops team wears UA unis and Nike sneakers. baseball, softball, football are UA head to toe. our track team wears nike only until their contract expires then they must switch to UA. the university signed a contract to outfit all the varsity sports as soon as UA has the apparel, i.e. they need to start making swimwear before we switch to them for swimming and diving, but as soon as they do, we will be UA in all sports.

  • Shane | April 18, 2007 at 3:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”72030″]At last night’s Rangers/Thrashers game, I noticed that Greg deVries’ name appears on his sweater with the “DE” in smaller font, but in capital letters. You can just make it out here: http://fantasyhockey... and here: http://images.google... (you need to scroll down a little on this one).

    This is interesting in and of itself. However, it is especially interesting when you compare it to the name on his sweater when he was with the Avalanche: http://web.dailycame...
    As you can see, with the ‘lanche the “de” was in lower case letters. This happens to be the way his name appears on the Thrashers’ roster.[/quote]

    Weird one I noticed during the regular season (obviously. My Bruins didn’t have a shot in hell at the playoffs). Mid-season signing Joey MacDonald. I can’t find a picture right now, but the lettering on his uni was ridiculous. The M was normal sized, the A small, and the C was, I guess, medium. I’ve never seen anything like it before.

  • adam | April 18, 2007 at 3:47 pm |

    Felix Pie also seems to be a member of the “back pocket inside-out club” as well.

    http://us.i1.yimg.co

    just saw an article today that said major league baseball is going to crack down on this pocket flapping business. the article was referring to carlos guillen specifically.

  • mike | April 18, 2007 at 3:57 pm |

    On a totally separate topic, I was watching The Bad News Bears yesterday and I noticed that the bad guys (Yankees) were wearing Under Armour uniforms. Greg Kinear was wearing a hat with three Under Armour logos on it, it was kind of pathetic.

  • Ken | April 18, 2007 at 3:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”72223″]I am an Auburn student, and we wear Under Armour in every sport. our basketball team wears under armour uniforms and AND1 sneakers, our women’s hoops team wears UA unis and Nike sneakers. baseball, softball, football are UA head to toe. our track team wears nike only until their contract expires then they must switch to UA. the university signed a contract to outfit all the varsity sports as soon as UA has the apparel, i.e. they need to start making swimwear before we switch to them for swimming and diving, but as soon as they do, we will be UA in all sports.[/quote]

    Thanks Drew. I guess that answers the questions regarding baseball and basketball UA unis. I saw the UA logo on the basball unis on the left side of the chest, but the basketball jerseys were harder to make out.

  • Broker75 | April 18, 2007 at 3:58 pm |

    Jeter ain’t gotta wear a ‘C’ on his jersey cause we all know who’s the captain of the diamond each time he’s out there.
    Actually I think the ‘C’ on a MLB jersey looks ridiculous.

  • ScottyJ in WV | April 18, 2007 at 4:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”72142″][quote comment=”72029″][quote comment=”72009″]Too bad the Swing of the Quad Cities have the ugliest uniforms of all time

    Road uniform

    Caps
    [/quote]

    The unis may be ugly, but I think the caps are pretty sweet. The saxaphone logo is unique and nicely done.[/quote]

    I still prefer when Quad Cities was known as the River Bandits and had one of the best logos in minor league baseball: http://www.logoserve...

    Right up there with the Chattanooga Lookouts: http://mlb.imageg.ne...

    I had forgotten that the Swing took the place of the River Bandits. The Bandits logo is a great one, but the logo for the Swing is still cool. They just need to keep it simple with the unis.

    The Lookouts!! One of the best ever. That and my Ashville Tourists lid are my favorites.

  • Stu | April 18, 2007 at 4:05 pm |

    Turns out a Nationals fan Dave Lannam, sent the Nationals an email suggesting the gesture of wearing Va Tech Hats during their game

  • Tim | April 18, 2007 at 4:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”72225″]Felix Pie also seems to be a member of the “back pocket inside-out club” as well.

    http://us.i1.yimg.co

    just saw an article today that said major league baseball is going to crack down on this pocket flapping business. the article was referring to carlos guillen specifically.[/quote]

    Pockets in for Guillen

  • Matthew S. | April 18, 2007 at 4:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”72235″][quote comment=”72142″][quote comment=”72029″][quote comment=”72009″]Too bad the Swing of the Quad Cities have the ugliest uniforms of all time

    Road uniform

    Caps
    [/quote]

    The unis may be ugly, but I think the caps are pretty sweet. The saxaphone logo is unique and nicely done.[/quote]

    I still prefer when Quad Cities was known as the River Bandits and had one of the best logos in minor league baseball: http://www.logoserve...

    Right up there with the Chattanooga Lookouts: http://mlb.imageg.ne...

    I had forgotten that the Swing took the place of the River Bandits. The Bandits logo is a great one, but the logo for the Swing is still cool. They just need to keep it simple with the unis.

    The Lookouts!! One of the best ever. That and my Ashville Tourists lid are my favorites.[/quote]

    Ah the Asheville Tourists, who could forget them:http://www.youtube.c...

  • Matthew S. | April 18, 2007 at 4:13 pm |

    Let’s try that again: http://www.youtube.c...

  • My Name is Not Earl | April 18, 2007 at 4:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”72231″]On a totally separate topic, I was watching The Bad News Bears yesterday and I noticed that the bad guys (Yankees) were wearing Under Armour uniforms. Greg Kinear was wearing a hat with three Under Armour logos on it, it was kind of pathetic.[/quote]

    UA seems to have a lot of product placement in the movies. The uniforms from Gridiron Gang were all UA products (yes, the company didn’t exist in 1992, but the film was only “loosely based” on the real team), and Marky Mark wears a UA ski mask in Shooter.

  • Jonathon | April 18, 2007 at 4:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”72159″][quote comment=”72092″]Sorry if this was already posted, but here are little more details about the South Carolina Under Armour deal here I found it interesting that this is a football only deal. For such a big school I would think under armour would attempt to outfit some of the other sports. I mean I know their are programs out there similar to this, but none the less I still found it interesting.[/quote]

    This seems to be a similar story with Texas Tech. Their football team wears UnderArmor while their basketball team wears Adidas.

    Is this the case with other UnderArmor football schools? I thought that Auburn wore UnderArmor for both sports.[/quote]

    Auburn wears Under Armour for every sport – their deal with UA is exclusive. Football, basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, tennis, golf. A few sports still don’t have UA apparel, b/c UA doesn’t make anything for their sport (track, gymnastics, swimming/diving). Even Maryland has teams that don’t wear UA – baseball and basketball come to mind for the Terps.

  • Ray | April 18, 2007 at 4:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”72023″]Great job by the Nat’s but I wonder if the NFL would ever let a team do the same with thier helmets? (I know it’s a little different sizing of helemets and such) This is a league that wouldn’t let a Colt where black hightops when Unitas died[/quote]

    Doubtful.

    “Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher was fined $100,000 by the NFL for wearing a cap during Super Bowl media day that promoted a sponsor not authorized by the league.”

    Vitaminwater not Gatorade

  • Ray | April 18, 2007 at 4:38 pm |

    Here’s the link….
    http://www.washingto...

  • Big L | April 18, 2007 at 4:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”72240″][quote comment=”72235″][quote comment=”72142″][quote comment=”72029″][quote comment=”72009″]Too bad the Swing of the Quad Cities have the ugliest uniforms of all time

    Road uniform

    Caps
    [/quote]

    The unis may be ugly, but I think the caps are pretty sweet. The saxaphone logo is unique and nicely done.[/quote]

    I still prefer when Quad Cities was known as the River Bandits and had one of the best logos in minor league baseball: http://www.logoserve...

    Right up there with the Chattanooga Lookouts: http://mlb.imageg.ne...

    I had forgotten that the Swing took the place of the River Bandits. The Bandits logo is a great one, but the logo for the Swing is still cool. They just need to keep it simple with the unis.

    The Lookouts!! One of the best ever. That and my Ashville Tourists lid are my favorites.[/quote]

    Ah the Asheville Tourists, who could forget them:http://www.youtube.c...

    The Lake Elsinore Storm is a great logo and cap, too!

  • Big L | April 18, 2007 at 4:47 pm |

    Here’s the Storm’s logo (put volume down on your computer if at work)

  • Philly Bill | April 18, 2007 at 4:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”72085″]The Sabres Bud bottles are great and all, but in Buffalo, everybody knows it’s Miller Time.[/quote]

    Oh, indeed it is.

  • Elliott Pollack | April 18, 2007 at 5:15 pm |

    paul, just checking, felix pie’s name is pronounced P-A, like, the letters, not pie, like the dessert

  • patrick | April 18, 2007 at 5:16 pm |

    Best jersey in MLS:

    I’d say it has to be between DC, the new rapids, or RSL. I’ve always loved DC’s, but the Rapid’s are just so clean and nice..

  • Tony | April 18, 2007 at 5:20 pm |

    Doubtful.

    “Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher was fined $100,000 by the NFL for wearing a cap during Super Bowl media day that promoted a sponsor not authorized by the league.”

    Vitaminwater not Gatorade

    Was it really 100,000?? I thought $10,000, but I’m not sure. 100k seems way too steep, even for uralcher.

  • patrick | April 18, 2007 at 5:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”72267″]Doubtful.

    “Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher was fined $100,000 by the NFL for wearing a cap during Super Bowl media day that promoted a sponsor not authorized by the league.”

    Vitaminwater not Gatorade

    Was it really 100,000?? I thought $10,000, but I’m not sure. 100k seems way too steep, even for uralcher.[/quote]

    Tony,
    They probably paid him upwards of half a million dollars to drink and wear vitamin water. The exposure was huge, and I’m sure both Uhrlacher and Vitamin Water knew what was coming.

  • Joe | April 18, 2007 at 5:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”72148″][quote comment=”72100″][quote comment=”72002″]I cant believe rovell didnt include the lansing lugnuts. They always had one of my favorite logos. Also one of the coolest mascots. he’s not the philly phanatic though[/quote]

    The only problem is the logo has a bolt, not a lugnut.[/quote]

    Those of us who are “Representing the Deutschland” know that all Lugnuts are not “nuts”…The “bolts” that you refer to are very near in appearance to the lugs that Volkswagens require…not sure about any other vehicles.[/quote]

    yeah, VW’s use lug bolts as opposed to lugnuts. Seeing how the team is in lansing, MI I don’t think thats a hotbed of VW production. I can’t think of any detroit steel that had lug bolts as opposed to nuts. But I admit I dont know every car out there.

  • Brian | April 18, 2007 at 5:39 pm |

    I don’t know that there’s many NASCAR fans here, but NASCAR has announced that entries in its three national series (Cup, Busch, Truck) will display a Va. Tech decal for the next three weeks.

    It’s supposed to be the “VT” logo on a black background behind the drivers’ safety nets. I don’t have a link, but the release was just e-mailed to us.

  • Joe | April 18, 2007 at 5:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”72276″][quote comment=”72148″][quote comment=”72100″][quote comment=”72002″]I cant believe rovell didnt include the lansing lugnuts. They always had one of my favorite logos. Also one of the coolest mascots. he’s not the philly phanatic though[/quote]

    The only problem is the logo has a bolt, not a lugnut.[/quote]

    Those of us who are “Representing the Deutschland” know that all Lugnuts are not “nuts”…The “bolts” that you refer to are very near in appearance to the lugs that Volkswagens require…not sure about any other vehicles.[/quote]

    yeah, VW’s use lug bolts as opposed to lugnuts. Seeing how the team is in lansing, MI I don’t think thats a hotbed of VW production. I can’t think of any detroit steel that had lug bolts as opposed to nuts. But I admit I dont know every car out there.[/quote]

    doing a quick google search, VW’s used to use lug nuts as late as the 70s and since then have gone to lug bolts. A lot of euro cars do the bots as opposed to the nuts it seems.

  • jeff in detroit | April 18, 2007 at 5:45 pm |

    carlos guillen of the tigers got a letter from mlb to stop putting his back pockets inside-out. magglio ordonez does the same thing but he didn’t get a letter which doesn’t make much sense.

  • Timmy D | April 18, 2007 at 5:47 pm |

    100K

  • ARD | April 18, 2007 at 5:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”72277″]I don’t know that there’s many NASCAR fans here, but NASCAR has announced that entries in its three national series (Cup, Busch, Truck) will display a Va. Tech decal for the next three weeks.

    It’s supposed to be the “VT” logo on a black background behind the drivers’ safety nets. I don’t have a link, but the release was just e-mailed to us.[/quote]

    Here is the link.

  • Teebz | April 18, 2007 at 5:52 pm |

    I know logos for ball teams have been discussed, but I’ve created another “You’re Wearing That?” article on my blog that showcases somewhat hideous hockey jerseys.

    Check it out here for all the fun. Especially the UHL All-Star Game ones. They’re… no comment.

  • ARD | April 18, 2007 at 5:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”72283″][quote comment=”72277″]I don’t know that there’s many NASCAR fans here, but NASCAR has announced that entries in its three national series (Cup, Busch, Truck) will display a Va. Tech decal for the next three weeks.

    It’s supposed to be the “VT” logo on a black background behind the drivers’ safety nets. I don’t have a link, but the release was just e-mailed to us.[/quote]

    Here is the link.[/quote]
    Sorry for the double post. This is a quote from the NASCAR chairman concerning the VaTech tribute:

    “We wanted to make a simple, but strong, gesture of remembrance. We are grateful the university gave us clearance to display their logo.”

  • Leo | April 18, 2007 at 6:00 pm |

    I was at today’s Tigers/ Royals game and I couldn’t help but notice that John Buck has some pretty good stirrups. I know this isn’t the best view (and it’s from a different game), but considering that every other Royals player looked like they just got out of bed, I think he’s deserving of some kudos.

  • Beau | April 18, 2007 at 6:02 pm |

    South Carolina is currently in the middle of contracts with other companies for the other varsity sports. Under Armour’s CEO said Saturday they hope to supply all South Carolina sports when the other contracts expire.

    As a Gamecock fan I love the uniforms. We’ve been screaming for the past 10+ years for a change from Russell to any of the major brands. Signing with Under Armour, which is still pretty exclusive with few teams in college football, is icing on the cake.

  • Rick | April 18, 2007 at 6:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”72274″][quote comment=”72267″]Doubtful.

    “Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher was fined $100,000 by the NFL for wearing a cap during Super Bowl media day that promoted a sponsor not authorized by the league.”

    Vitaminwater not Gatorade

    Was it really 100,000?? I thought $10,000, but I’m not sure. 100k seems way too steep, even for uralcher.[/quote]

    Tony,
    They probably paid him upwards of half a million dollars to drink and wear vitamin water. The exposure was huge, and I’m sure both Uhrlacher and Vitamin Water knew what was coming.[/quote]

    I dunno that it’s so much that they’re fining him as the amount that bugs me. Let me get this straight: you can spit on other players or get into fights and only get fined about $10,000. But wearing the wrong hat is worth $100,000? That is seriously messed up. I hope Goodell keeps that in mind next time two players get in a fight or do something else unsavory.

  • Vegas4BOC | April 18, 2007 at 6:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”72032″]Ready for your boring fact of the day, as brought to you by tessa? :P

    “Bells and whistles” actually comes to us from pipe organs. The more expensive your pipe organ, the more “toys” it has, including bells and whistles. You can see the “bells and whistles” (and drums and such) part of one expensive pipe organ here.[/quote]

    My understanding was that in the early 80’s, it was a Pentagon slogan for having more features than original specs called for.
    Kind of like some jersey designs we’ve all seen….

  • cathy | April 18, 2007 at 6:15 pm |

    Beefalo,

    you’re right, it is Zimmerman not Church that is the Wahoo. I’m a Virginian too (grew up in Fairfax). I went to another college in VA but have two siblings who went to Tech….and of course I partied a lot there in the day ;). You might be interested to know that Friday is Maroon and Orange day. I received a multi forwarded e-mail from my sister urging all VT students, alum, faculty, fans and friends to wear orange and maroon this Friday.

  • Chad G | April 18, 2007 at 6:18 pm |

    For those of you that like visual conformation: Auburn Basketball in UnderArmor Unis

  • WVU Tom | April 18, 2007 at 6:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”72127″]But if I remember correctly, the guy who was QB for the Ravens at the time (whose name escapes me, but I think he also played at Louisville, where Unitas went to college) wore a pair of “illegal” black high tops in the first game played after Unitas died.

    You also may remember the NFL shutting down Marshall Faulk’s request to wear #34 the weekend after Walter Payton died.[/quote]

    Chris Redm

  • WVU Tom | April 18, 2007 at 6:20 pm |

    I meant Chris Redman, and I was too late anyway cause comeone already mentioned it.

  • Metsfan AZ | April 18, 2007 at 6:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”72296″]For those of you that like visual conformation: Auburn Basketball in UnderArmor Unis[/quote]
    That would be all of us.

  • Brendan | April 18, 2007 at 6:50 pm |

    The Blackburn Rovers (in the EPL) have already released their jersey designs for next season:

    Home

    Away

    Previously they wore all red away shirts.

  • Kieran K. | April 18, 2007 at 7:05 pm |

    Just watching the Phillies pregame show before their game in Washington and Charlie Manuel was wearing a VT hat during an interview.

    I don’t know if this means that the Phils will be wearing the hats during the game or not though. Give me 10 mins and I’ll figure it out.

  • Chad G | April 18, 2007 at 7:06 pm |

    National League All-Star HR Derby Jersey

  • Andrew | April 18, 2007 at 7:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”72302″][quote comment=”72296″]For those of you that like visual conformation: Auburn Basketball in UnderArmor Unis[/quote]
    That would be all of us.[/quote]

    So does that make Auburn the first to have a basketball team wearing Under Armour???

    Maryland I think was the first football team to be outfitted by Under Armour (partly because the CEO of the company believe is alumni)…. does anybody know why the basketball team is still outfitted by Nike????

  • Brendan | April 18, 2007 at 7:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”72310″]National League All-Star HR Derby Jersey[/quote]

    According to Yahoo Sports (or Getty Images, whoever wrote the caption) it’s the game jersey. I pray that it is they who are incorrect, not you. The one-button pullover looks terrible.

  • Chad G | April 18, 2007 at 7:10 pm |

    quote comment=”72310″]National League All-Star HR Derby Jersey[/quote]

    More shots here, here, here and here

  • Teebz | April 18, 2007 at 7:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”72088″]Teebz, when you read this, can you explain some of the duties of the captain (and assistants) in hockey? I know goalies can’t wear the C or A anymore because they would have to leave their crease to speak to refs, which they’re not allowed to do. What else do captains do?[/quote]

    I’m not sure where Josh got those rules from, but those are hardly the rules and regulations for a captain.

    Anthony, there is a lot that the captain can and cannot do. Head over to my blog, and fire me an email. I’ll see if I can get something made up for you.

  • Chad G | April 18, 2007 at 7:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”72314″][quote comment=”72310″]National League All-Star HR Derby Jersey[/quote]

    According to Yahoo Sports (or Getty Images, whoever wrote the caption) it’s the game jersey. I pray that it is they who are incorrect, not you. The one-button pullover looks terrible.[/quote]

    The yahoo captions are garbage. A week or 2 ago I linked to a picture of Dr. J at some European charity race car event. The caption said he was an “American Football great”

  • Kieran K. | April 18, 2007 at 7:13 pm |

    It’s only Charlie Manuel wearing the Virginia Tech hat tonight. He grew up in the area.

    WRT the All-Star jersey, the all-star teams wear the uniform of their own team am I right? They only wear jersey’s of their league for the HR Derby

  • Chad G | April 18, 2007 at 7:13 pm |

    The Caption on this pic says BP jersey.

  • =bg= | April 18, 2007 at 7:15 pm |

    Joe Thomas to do UA:

    Despite a personal e-mail from commissioner Roger Goodell, Joe Thomas rejected the NFL’s repeated written and verbal invitations to attend the draft-week festivities in New York. Thomas wants to maintain a years-old tradition in which he spends draft day fishing for coho salmon on Lake Michigan with his dad. The league repeatedly has reached out to Thomas — who recently signed a lucrative endorsement deal with Under Armour and will be profiled in an upcoming Sports Illustrated issue — but it has met the same type of resistance as a defensive end going against him. Thomas hasn’t budged. Nor will he. Thomas doesn’t believe a trip to New York will do anything to enhance his draft status; he could go as high as No. 2 to Detroit or as low as No. 5 to Arizona.

  • =bg= | April 18, 2007 at 7:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”71997″]D-Lowe is far from captain material, and I highly doubt we’ll EVER see that C on his jersey legitimately. While a terrific pitcher on the field, he has zero leadership qualities and some serious character issues. (Cheating on his wife with an LA news reporter, notorious for drinking and gambling to excess…)

    Staying on the captain’s issue… does anyone know if they name captains for Olympic hoop teams, and if they have some sort of Uni-designation?[/quote]

    I would think Nomar would be a natural for a C

  • Leo | April 18, 2007 at 7:17 pm |

    Shawn Green still hasn’t fixed his jersey. Is this some sort of new good luck charm?

  • Teebz | April 18, 2007 at 7:27 pm |

    Ok, having re-read Josh’s points, some are valid, while others miss out on important info. Again, I’ll prepare some info, and those who want it can get it.

  • GC | April 18, 2007 at 7:36 pm |

    not related to today’s post but are wide recievers and corners in the nfl allowed to wear single digits now or is that just for preseason and mini-camp? cuz theres wr’s and cb’s with single digit numbers on some of the teams rosters

  • Zac | April 18, 2007 at 7:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”72324″]Shawn Green still hasn’t fixed his jersey. Is this some sort of new good luck charm?[/quote]
    It was fixed for a short period of time and reappeared last night, blame the equipment manager.

  • Ron | April 18, 2007 at 7:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”72314″][quote comment=”72310″]National League All-Star HR Derby Jersey[/quote]

    According to Yahoo Sports (or Getty Images, whoever wrote the caption) it’s the game jersey. I pray that it is they who are incorrect, not you. The one-button pullover looks terrible.[/quote]

    That must be a mistake. That jersey should be the Home Run Derby and workout Jersey.

    Players should still wear their own team uniforms.

    I wonder how the American League HR derby jersey looks like, possibly incorporate the Bay Bridge for the AL?

  • Chad G | April 18, 2007 at 7:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”72330″][quote comment=”72324″]Shawn Green still hasn’t fixed his jersey. Is this some sort of new good luck charm?[/quote]
    It was fixed for a short period of time and reappeared last night, blame the equipment manager.[/quote]

    He obviously has more than one road jersey, the other one or others are probably in the wash. The team probably hasn’t even realized…just us Uniwatchers.

  • PAULtergeist | April 18, 2007 at 7:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”72280″][quote comment=”72276″][quote comment=”72148″][quote comment=”72100″][quote comment=”72002″]I cant believe rovell didnt include the lansing lugnuts. They always had one of my favorite logos. Also one of the coolest mascots. he’s not the philly phanatic though[/quote]

    The only problem is the logo has a bolt, not a lugnut.[/quote]

    Those of us who are “Representing the Deutschland” know that all Lugnuts are not “nuts”…The “bolts” that you refer to are very near in appearance to the lugs that Volkswagens require…not sure about any other vehicles.[/quote]

    yeah, VW’s use lug bolts as opposed to lugnuts. Seeing how the team is in lansing, MI I don’t think thats a hotbed of VW production. I can’t think of any detroit steel that had lug bolts as opposed to nuts. But I admit I dont know every car out there.[/quote]

    doing a quick google search, VW’s used to use lug nuts as late as the 70s and since then have gone to lug bolts. A lot of euro cars do the bots as opposed to the nuts it seems.[/quote]

    Good points…I didn’t post to prove you wrong, it just popped in my head being that I just recently had a flat and had to change my tire…

  • schuby | April 18, 2007 at 8:00 pm |

    The D-backs have similar colors to the Ass-hos, no the same.

  • Brendan | April 18, 2007 at 8:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”72331″][quote comment=”72314″][quote comment=”72310″]National League All-Star HR Derby Jersey[/quote]

    According to Yahoo Sports (or Getty Images, whoever wrote the caption) it’s the game jersey. I pray that it is they who are incorrect, not you. The one-button pullover looks terrible.[/quote]

    That must be a mistake. That jersey should be the Home Run Derby and workout Jersey.

    Players should still wear their own team uniforms.

    I wonder how the American League HR derby jersey looks like, possibly incorporate the Bay Bridge for the AL?[/quote]

    I can only hope that they are that clever. But the problem would be that the people that don’t know there are two bridges into the city will probably be confused as to why the towers look different. Also lost on most people would be the Oakland connection.

    Perhaps they’ll use Sutro tower or the Transamerica building, but I’m betting they’ll just have plain lettering.

  • Paulio | April 18, 2007 at 8:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”72265″]paul, just checking, felix pie’s name is pronounced P-A, like, the letters, not pie, like the dessert[/quote]

    Yeah, that’s whow the Cubs’ announcers were saying it on WGN yesterday. I believe I saw it written out as Pié in one of the graphics, which is where the long A sound comes from at the end of his name.

  • stuby | April 18, 2007 at 8:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”72148″][quote comment=”72100″][quote comment=”72002″]I cant believe rovell didnt include the lansing lugnuts. They always had one of my favorite logos. Also one of the coolest mascots. he’s not the philly phanatic though[/quote]

    The only problem is the logo has a bolt, not a lugnut.[/quote]

    Those of us who are “Representing the Deutschland” know that all Lugnuts are not “nuts”…The “bolts” that you refer to are very near in appearance to the lugs that Volkswagens require…not sure about any other vehicles.[/quote]
    That blew my mind the first time I had to change a tire on my VW Golf.

  • BA | April 18, 2007 at 8:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”72113″]There is another photo of Derek Lowe with the “C” on the Dodgers Website. About mid page, open the photo gallery and it is in the April 14 gallery. Sadly I could not link straight to it. Randy Wolf seems to be getting a laugh out of it though.[/quote]

    I can’t believe I missed that shot! I looked hard for it…

    We do have confirmation on the prank…Lowe is not wearing his Captain’s C tonight in Colorado.

  • Brendan | April 18, 2007 at 8:42 pm |
  • Chad G | April 18, 2007 at 8:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”72352″]More Dodgers shenanigans: Seems someone doesn’t like the new hats.[/quote]

    Wow, thats not just not a black underbrim on Juan Pierre, it’s green! Wonder how he got that.

  • C.N. | April 18, 2007 at 9:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”72354″][quote comment=”72352″]More Dodgers shenanigans: Seems someone doesn’t like the new hats.[/quote]

    Wow, thats not just not a black underbrim on Juan Pierre, it’s green! Wonder how he got that.[/quote]

    St. Patrick’s Day leftover, maybe?

  • Brez | April 18, 2007 at 9:22 pm |

    Im not sure if this has been mentioned before….but the flag is backwards on the jersey because it is on the player’s Right sleeve. This gives the impression that when the person is running, the wind is “flowing” through the flag as if a breeze is blowing the flag in that direction. If it were on the Left sleeve, the flag would appear as it appears on pretty much every other item.

  • Brez | April 18, 2007 at 9:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”72362″]Im not sure if this has been mentioned before….but the flag is backwards on the jersey because it is on the player’s Right sleeve. This gives the impression that when the person is running, the wind is “flowing” through the flag as if a breeze is blowing the flag in that direction. If it were on the Left sleeve, the flag would appear as it appears on pretty much every other item.[/quote]

    Sorry to post this on another post, but I worked in jersey team sales for a long time and so this are direct facts from associates.

  • junkland | April 18, 2007 at 9:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”72358″][quote comment=”72354″][quote comment=”72352″]More Dodgers shenanigans: Seems someone doesn’t like the new hats.[/quote]

    Wow, thats not just not a black underbrim on Juan Pierre, it’s green! Wonder how he got that.[/quote]

    St. Patrick’s Day leftover, maybe?[/quote]

    I think most teams had green underbills up until the late 1980s. My Dodger cap from that era had a green underbill.

    I believe the transition from green to gray took place in the late 80s/early 90s.

    As to why Juan Pierre would have a green underbill in 2007, I do not know.

  • TexasDDS | April 18, 2007 at 9:54 pm |

    [quote]
    just saw an article today that said major league baseball is going to crack down on this pocket flapping business. the article was referring to carlos guillen specifically.[/quote]

    Sure wish MLB would grow some stones and make some strict standards about pants and stirrups. Say what you will about the NFL, but their players don’t look sloppy. There are a ton of baseball players who look absolutely ridiculous.

  • stuby | April 18, 2007 at 9:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”72374″][quote]
    just saw an article today that said major league baseball is going to crack down on this pocket flapping business. the article was referring to carlos guillen specifically.[/quote]

    Sure wish MLB would grow some stones and make some strict standards about pants and stirrups. Say what you will about the NFL, but their players don’t look sloppy. There are a ton of baseball players who look absolutely ridiculous.[/quote]
    My only gripe with the NFL is when guys have their hair so long you can’t read the name on their jersey. To me, that just looks like crap. Kudos to the dude that tackled Polamalu by the hair.

  • BA | April 18, 2007 at 10:00 pm |

    I just lost a post that took me about 10 minues to get it fully linked up with pictures of our boy Juan Pierre over the years. I am not going to search out all of the pictures again, but basically what I found was that the green underbrim would be something new for him. No pictures from the Rockies, Marlins, or Cubs show him wearing green.

    I do have to include this picture that I found of him. Is that Billy Dee Williams reppin’ Colt 45??

    I cant tell for sure in tonight’s game…looks black to me.

  • =bg= | April 18, 2007 at 10:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”72341″][quote comment=”72331″][quote comment=”72314″][quote comment=”72310″]National League All-Star HR Derby Jersey[/quote]

    According to Yahoo Sports (or Getty Images, whoever wrote the caption) it’s the game jersey. I pray that it is they who are incorrect, not you. The one-button pullover looks terrible.[/quote]

    That must be a mistake. That jersey should be the Home Run Derby and workout Jersey.

    Players should still wear their own team uniforms.

    I wonder how the American League HR derby jersey looks like, possibly incorporate the Bay Bridge for the AL?[/quote]

    I can only hope that they are that clever. But the problem would be that the people that don’t know there are two bridges into the city will probably be confused as to why the towers look different. Also lost on most people would be the Oakland connection.

    Perhaps they’ll use Sutro tower or the Transamerica building, but I’m betting they’ll just have plain lettering.[/quote]

    Like that bridge logo a lot.

  • Sage Confucius | April 18, 2007 at 10:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”72291″]South Carolina is currently in the middle of contracts with other companies for the other varsity sports. Under Armour’s CEO said Saturday they hope to supply all South Carolina sports when the other contracts expire.

    As a Gamecock fan I love the uniforms. We’ve been screaming for the past 10+ years for a change from Russell to any of the major brands. Signing with Under Armour, which is still pretty exclusive with few teams in college football, is icing on the cake.[/quote]

    First, GO COCKS!

    Second, I don’t like the new jerseys. There are way too many lines in places they shouldn’t be. Do we really need to highlight seams with garnet piping? And the shoulder stripes look like crap. I am glad that they are going back to black for their home jerseys though. The pants look OK, but nothing special.

  • Sage Confucius | April 18, 2007 at 10:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”72315″]quote comment=”72310″]National League All-Star HR Derby Jersey[/quote]

    More shots here, here, here and here[/quote]

    Holy crap that’s ugly! It looks like they took a batting practice jersey and altered it. Hard to believe the BP jerseys could be made to look worse.

  • BA | April 18, 2007 at 10:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”72383″][quote comment=”72315″]quote comment=”72310″]National League All-Star HR Derby Jersey[/quote]

    More shots here, here, here and here[/quote]

    Holy crap that’s ugly! It looks like they took a batting practice jersey and altered it. Hard to believe the BP jerseys could be made to look worse.[/quote]

    Nice hair Zito.

  • John | April 18, 2007 at 10:44 pm |

    Doesnt the font on the All-Star bp jersey look like the font for the Washington Nationals? hmmmm?

  • TD | April 18, 2007 at 10:51 pm |

    image: Buehrle doused on field after no-hitter

    Never seen that before :)

  • Joe | April 18, 2007 at 11:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”72374″][quote]
    just saw an article today that said major league baseball is going to crack down on this pocket flapping business. the article was referring to carlos guillen specifically.[/quote]

    Sure wish MLB would grow some stones and make some strict standards about pants and stirrups. Say what you will about the NFL, but their players don’t look sloppy. There are a ton of baseball players who look absolutely ridiculous.[/quote]

    Couldn’t agree more. Maybe not full-on stirrups, but at least the rolled-up pants look (“knickers” if you will) should be absolutely mandatory. The choice between team-issue socks or stirrups would be up to the players.

    Also, super-baggy jerseys would be a no-no as well. If MLB has to hire team tailors to ensure that each player is appropriately fitted, then so be it.

  • BA | April 18, 2007 at 11:16 pm |

    Here is the Billy Dee Williams/Juan Pierre connection from post #176…Have you ever seen them in the same room??????

    (its bad, I know)

  • ryan b | April 18, 2007 at 11:18 pm |

    What is it about Bay Area athletes not being able to keep their pants up? In the Warriors/Blazers game Mickael Pietrus just pulled an Antonio Bryant: he had his shorts pulled down below his ass by a a Blazers defender. Sorry, not able to get a screen grab — anyone? (It happened at a bout the 3:10 mark of the 2nd quarter.)

  • Lu-Tor | April 18, 2007 at 11:20 pm |

    Holy crap guy above this. Enough on the Juan Pierre deal. It sounds like you have a man-crush on him and Billy Dee. I bet you like Luke Skywaker too.

  • Joey Guns | April 18, 2007 at 11:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”72342″][quote comment=”72265″]paul, just checking, felix pie’s name is pronounced P-A, like, the letters, not pie, like the dessert[/quote]

    Yeah, that’s whow the Cubs’ announcers were saying it on WGN yesterday. I believe I saw it written out as Pié in one of the graphics, which is where the long A sound comes from at the end of his name.[/quote]

    This is what Wikipedia has to say about how his name is pronounced:

    Félix Pie (pronounced Pee-ay)

  • Minna H. | April 19, 2007 at 12:00 am |

    [quote comment=”72375″][quote comment=”72374″][quote]
    just saw an article today that said major league baseball is going to crack down on this pocket flapping business. the article was referring to carlos guillen specifically.[/quote]

    Sure wish MLB would grow some stones and make some strict standards about pants and stirrups. Say what you will about the NFL, but their players don’t look sloppy. There are a ton of baseball players who look absolutely ridiculous.[/quote]
    My only gripe with the NFL is when guys have their hair so long you can’t read the name on their jersey. To me, that just looks like crap. Kudos to the dude that tackled Polamalu by the hair.[/quote]

    No, just no. Besides the fact that long hair is a cultural thing, you CANNOT take away Troy P.’s locks from me! You want to see one angry UniWatcher in action? I’m telling you, it’s not a pretty sight. I think it’s fair game for the hair to be pulled, but I am firmly against a hair mandate.

    As for the National League batting practice jerseys, the bridge looks like it’s a toy bridge. I like the idea, but the execution is a little sloppy.

  • Dan | April 19, 2007 at 12:12 am |

    [quote comment=”72031″]Maybe I’m an Under Armour apologist because I’m in Baltimore (and a Terp), but I don’t think the USC unis are that bad. I think they are superior to the wrap around bib look Nike has been parading around…and I’m sure during cold games their sleeves will be the same color too!

    USA unis – Why does the shirt say the full “USA” and the hat just the “US?” Pick one and go with it! I like “USA” on the jersey and maybe a nice graphic only flag style logo for the hat.[/quote]

    I also agree. I love the black jersey. And I wouldn’t be completely opposed to the idea of the garnet jersey paired with the black pants.

  • Dan | April 19, 2007 at 12:14 am |

    Everybody look up at the top of the page at the collegejersey.com ad. Note that Kentucky is pictured with its white helmet. Remember how awesome those uniforms used to be, compared to their current design?

  • Dan | April 19, 2007 at 12:37 am |

    This is better much better than this. (Although I like the Kentucky typing on the current design rather than nothing on the old version.

  • Minna H. | April 19, 2007 at 12:52 am |

    [quote comment=”72420″] This is better much better than this. (Although I like the Kentucky typing on the current design rather than nothing on the old version.[/quote]

    Wow. What the hell happened? Why go from brilliant blue to almost pastel? Bad move, Kentucky, bad move.

  • Forrest | April 19, 2007 at 2:54 am |

    I know it’s small, but I’ve always loved the Portland Rockies old logo. Never mind Portland Rockies makes no geographical sense. And no complaints about the purple either. It isn’t that bad.

  • diz | April 19, 2007 at 7:14 am |

    [quote comment=”72305″]The Blackburn Rovers (in the EPL) have already released their jersey designs for next season:

    Home

    Away

    Previously they wore all red away shirts.[/quote]

    Oddly, that seems to be the first time they’ve gone for the obvious Red & Black halves for an away shirt, I think. Normally, they tend to use red and/or black for away strips, but not halves. The new away’s quite like Genoa‘s home

  • Mark in Shiga | April 19, 2007 at 8:21 am |

    [quote comment=”72386″]
    More shots here, here, here and here[/quote]
    /quote]

    Looking at that first one, the font is almsot exactly the same as the one used by the Cubs. The zero is identical, and the only difference in the seven is that it seems to be sawn off at the corners.

  • Josh | April 19, 2007 at 10:38 am |

    Teebz – Thanks for doublechecking my work ;) Straight from the NHL rulebook.

  • Brendan | April 19, 2007 at 3:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”72482″][quote comment=”72305″]The Blackburn Rovers (in the EPL) have already released their jersey designs for next season:

    Home

    Away

    Previously they wore all red away shirts.[/quote]

    Oddly, that seems to be the first time they’ve gone for the obvious Red & Black halves for an away shirt, I think. Normally, they tend to use red and/or black for away strips, but not halves. The new away’s quite like Genoa‘s home[/quote]

    What I found particularly odd about the new aways is that the sleeves are not opposite the color of their shirt side (so while the left side of the home shirt is blue, the left sleeve is white).

  • Alexi Koltowicz | April 21, 2007 at 6:17 pm |

    Not a one of those USA baseball unis looks like anything but crap. How about something a little more tasteful? We don’t need stars and stripes, that’s what the flag is for. Maybe just blue unis with white script “USA” shadowed in red. And yeah, those are terrible lids.

  • Chris D. | April 27, 2007 at 1:00 am |

    I’m not sure if anyone has mentioned it before but Paul Konerko is the captin for the Chicago White Sox. When asked if he wanted to don the “C” on his jersey, he refused, claiming that he didn’t want to stand out in front of his teammates. This is an example of a true team leader — that and winning the World Series.

    I know I’m a little late but I thought that you would like to know.

  • andre | May 29, 2007 at 4:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”72120″][quote comment=”72080″][quote comment=”72027″]Here is the section of the U.S. Flag Code that talks about the display of the flag on the sleeve. Here is the link.

    §176. Respect for flag

    (j) No part of the flag should ever be used as a costume or athletic uniform. However, a flag patch may be affixed to the uniform of military personnel, firemen, policemen, and members of patriotic organizations. The flag represents a living country and is itself considered a living thing. Therefore, the lapel flag pin being a replica, should be worn on the left lapel near the heart.[/quote]

    Doesn’t that refer to actually using the physical flag as a fabric/material? And wouldn’t the American National Team for the National Past-time be a “patriotic organization?”

    I think the second option is the best choice, just because the font reminds me of the US military (to fit the charging flag). If we’re using the uniforms to defend our nation’s sport, it makes sense.[/quote]

    This brings up an interesting thing that honestly kind of bothers me, and that is teams putting the flag on their uniforms in general. The flag has no place on the uniform of a professional or college sports club. I say that from the standpoint that it’s just plain disrespectful to put a flag on a uniform that is designed to get dirty and often ends up on the ground. I seriously cringe every time i see a team with stickers or patches representing the flag on a holiday. Just my $.02…[/quote]

    I disagree with you but i can understand your point except for your point about wearing a flag patch on uniforms that will get dirty or wind up on the ground. I say this because i’m fairly certain that most of the US infantry troops wear flag patches, and they tend to get much dirtier than your average ball player.

  • Jeff | August 2, 2007 at 8:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”72162″]Maryland wears Nike for basketball while wearing UA for football.[/quote]

    Auburn is outfitted in UnderArmour in football, basketball, and baseball (possibly other sports as well).